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rok

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Vida commented on Memefest's blogpost Walk. An intervention in public space.
6 days, 16 hours ago

"Nice one, thanks for sharing ROk!
..."

oliver
1 week ago

There is a reason we call each other "comrades" and not "friends" on the Memefest network.

Here a new book From Jodi Dean: Comrade
An Essay on Political Belonging

When people say “comrade”, they change the world

In the twentieth-century millions of people across the globe addressed each other as “comrade”. Now, it’s more common to hear talk of “allies” on the left than it is of comrades. In Comrade, Jodi Dean insists that this shift exemplifies the key problem with the contemporary left: the substitution of political identity for a relation of political belonging that must be built, sustained, and defended.

In Comrade, Dean offers a theory of the comrade. Comrades are equals on the same side of a political struggle. Voluntarily coming together in the struggle for justice, their relationship is characterised by discipline, joy, courage, and enthusiasm. Considering the generic egalitarianism of the comrade in light of differences of race and gender, Dean draws from an array of historical and literary examples such as Harry Haywood, C.L.R James, Alexandra Kollontai, and Doris Lessing. She argues that if we are to be a left at all, we have to be comrades.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3060-comrade

Vida
6 days, 16 hours ago
Thanks Oliver, sounds like an interesting essay. Especially for those of us who grew up with this notion of camerade.
Cheers
gabriellaprovoked
6 days, 23 hours ago

Yeah, I have found myself using thisalot lately!

rok commented on Memefest's blogpost Global Liberal Media Please
2 weeks, 2 days ago

"I really like the italian couple Eva nad Marco Mattes:
http://0100101110101101.org
There are clas..."

oliver
3 weeks, 4 days ago

"During the introduction of a recent speech by Donald Trump at Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit, someone — reportedly by accident and has since been fired from Turning Point — pasted into the slides a 2016 faux seal created by Charles Leazott that features an eagle holding wads of cash and golf clubs with a ribbon that says, in Spanish, “45 is a Puppet”. Score one for the resistance."

https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/45_is_a_puppet.php

rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month ago

Walk. An intervention in public space.

rok likes gabriellaprovoked 's blogpost
1 month ago

CALLING FOR EXTREME SUBMISSIONS

oliver
1 month, 1 week ago

For those who are interested in how to build and run a small social network site, certainly an alternative to Facebook or Twitter, here is a great guide:

https://runyourown.social

"Keeping the social network sites small is essential for customization that will meet everyone's needs. Kazemi doesn't suggest going over 100 users. Smaller communities are easier to manage both technically and socially, but it also creates an intimacy where it's possible to know everyone in the group, creating a truly private, curated space. "

Full article here:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kzmjde/facebook-and-twitter-suck-so-heres-how-to-make-your-own-social-media-network

rok likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Food Democracy is sold out!

SanFrancisco likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Food Democracy is sold out!

SanFrancisco likes Memefest 's blogpost
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Walk. An intervention in public space.

Memefest wrote new blogpost
1 month, 2 weeks ago

Walk. An intervention in public space.
We have been thoroughly interested in the urban space and the possibilities of its decolonization fr...

SanFrancisco commented on Memefest's blogpost Global Liberal Media Please
1 month, 3 weeks ago

"F.A.C.C. (Fuerza Artística de Choque Comunicativo)
https://www.lavaca.org/notas/la-facc-en-el-g20-d..."

gabriellaprovoked wrote new blogpost
1 month, 4 weeks ago

CALLING FOR EXTREME SUBMISSIONS
A CALL TO RESPOND
Issue six of the Equal Standard finds us delving into the world of extremes. Let ...

oliver
2 months ago

Donald Weber writes about photography as a discipline, profession and practice, which still has a long journey to make for to be able to think the conditions of its own production. This work is part of a larger body of work Donald and I are developing, one day it will be a book. A next text related to the ideas Donald is talking about here is in the making. Highly recommended reading!

https://tinyurl.com/y6d9fhtg

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Global Liberal Media Please
2 months ago

"@Bernadette- you mean from 'Global Liberal Media" into "Democratic Media"?..."

oliver commented on Memefest's blogpost Global Liberal Media Please
2 months ago

"Thanks for this SanFrancisco- if you have any more examples on Culture Jamming coming from Argentina..."

oliver
2 months, 1 week ago

The Baffler on Spotify and how its main value for brands and advertisers is to know really a lot about our emotional states via their mood based playlists.

https://thebaffler.com/downstream/big-mood-machine-pelly

SanFrancisco commented on Memefest's blogpost Global Liberal Media Please
2 months, 1 week ago

"Proyecto Squatters from ARG
https://www.facebook.com/watch/1554575938095703/
http://proyectosquatt..."

SanFrancisco likes Memefest 's blogpost
2 months, 1 week ago

Global Liberal Media Please

rok
ABOUT ME

Username

rok


Name

Rok Klemencic


Gender

male


Country

Slovenia


Description

I am a graphic designer from the coast of Slovenia, hungry to amplify MEMES with strong/ethical content.
Right now I am doing a master in Visual communication studies in the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana researching the theme of Ecology in Graphic Design. Otherwise I work as a graphic designer for Studio Poper, a communication studio with strong social engagement, based in Ljubljana.

Some of my design work here:
http://be.net/r0k0


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

When I realized, as a young visual communicator, that we live in a neoliberal absurdness surrounded by ethical crisis, I wanted to involve all my creative energies to projects connected with deep ethical connotation.

In 2003 or 2004 I found out the project called Memefest, which was kind of revelation for me. The content on the website impressed me so much, because there I found a quite big international community of people thinking and creating in the way I wanted to do it.
After all Memefest project was developed in Slovenia, I really loved the concept and I said to myself that it was insane not to try to get involved. At that point I realized that I need to get in contact with the organization. I really wanted to know the team and I was open for absorbing new knowledge.
At the time my anger on visual pollution that commercial visual communication was producing was enormous, and I thought that collaboration with people involved in Memefest community can just help me to make my point of view clearer.

That feeling of anger, now mixed with other feelings, is still here, that`s why I am still a part of Memefest.


Faculty

Academy of Visual arts and Design / Ljubljana


Education

visual art pedagogy, visual communication


Working place

Renderspace


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